Nuclear weapons and the Ukraine crisis

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By now, it should be obvious that there isn’t much we in the West can do about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s seizure of the Crimea from Ukraine. This is a tremendous crisis, easily the worst of the post-Cold War world. U.S. and . . . Continue reading →

Nuclear war or conventional retaliation?


Since the end of the Cold War, American nuclear doctrine — such that it is — has maintained a position of intentional ambiguity about how the United States would respond to chemical or biological attacks from rogue states. But implied in all . . . Continue reading →